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29.05.18 Ljubljana, National Coalition Meeting in Slovenia The Peace Institute (Ljubljana, Slovenia) in cooperation with the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana held a national coalition meeting titled »Intercultural Contacts in the Field of Health«  more >>>
10.05.2018 Warsaw, National Coalition Meeting in PolandIPA organized a coalition meeting with representatives of various Polish ministries and other public institutions  more >>>
11.04.2018 France, new report in France proposes revisiting France’s integration policies. According to a new report, France’s integration policies need revamping to provide more effective integration pathways for migrants and refugees. more >>>
13.03.2018 Warsaw, the debate: "Bridges and footbridges: the role of local government and local communities in the adaptation of foreigners"  more >>>
On the 27th of February, Malmö University hosted the second coalition meeting inviting representatives from different civil society organizations to discuss the role of civil society in integration in Sweden.  more >>>
On 14-15 February 2018 the Institute of Public Affairs organized in Warsaw the first international partners’ meeting within the framework of the NIEM project.  more >>>
On December 13, 2017, the Peace Institute, NIEM’s partner from Slovenia, held a national coalition meeting. It was attended by thirteen representatives of the Government Office for Care and Integration of Migrants, Employment Office, civil society organizations, social services and adult education centres. more >>>
15.12.2017 MAASTRICHT NETHERLANDS// The NIEM Netherlands team held an integration discussion evening in Maastricht. The event was organized in cooperation with the Refugee Project Maastricht NGO and was designed to bring together refugees and asylum-seekers in Maastricht to talk about what integration means in practice to them. more >>>
13.11.2017 WARSAW, POLAND // Towards the new impetus. Meeting of the Polish Coalition working in the area of migration and asylum
“The NIEM project has enormous potential to bring positive change to the process of integration of asylum seekers in European countries, but to achieve their full potential, the project’s activities have to be accurately tailored to different national contexts” states one of the main conclusions of the NIEM Polish coalition meeting that took place on 13 November in Warsaw. more >>>
15.11.2017 BUKAREST, ROMANIA // Improving access of foreign doctors on the Romanian labour market

In Romania, physicians coming from third countries can exercise their profession only if they are married to Romanian/EU citizen or if they hold a long-term residence permit in Romania/other EU country. This topic was discussed at round table organized on 26th October in Bucharest by the Coalition for Migrants and Refugees Rights (CDMiR) established as part of the NIEM project.. more >>>
19.10.2017 BUKAREST, ROMANIA // Advocating for better access to citizeship for migrants

The Coalition for the Rights of Migrants and Refugees, a platform that convenes Romanian NGOs working in the sector of migrants’ integration, was established in the first months of 2017. The Coalition has an ambitious advocacy agenda, from simplifying administrative procedures to amending key legislation. more >>>

30-31.08.2017 MALMO, SWEDEN

What are the city’s instruments to integrate a sudden population growth of migrants & refugees on an urban, economical, cultural and social surface? We are pleased to invite you to attend the International Seminar on Migrants and Refugees that will take place next month in Malmö, Sweden. Sayaka Osanami Törngren from our partner organization Malmö högskola will be addressing the major patterns of integration policy in Sweden and other EU countries. more >>>

11.07.2017 Madrid, SPAIN // COALITION MEETING

CIDOB held the first NIEM Advocacy Meeting in Madrid with the collaboration of UNHCR Spain. The event took place at the UNHCR headquarters and was attended by the main social organisations working in the asylum field (the Red Cross, CEAR, ACCEM, La Merced Migraciones, IOM, Red Acoge, Proyecto Esperanza, Provivienda, Amnesty International, Fundación Cepaim, FELGTB and Programa LGTBI). more >>> 
27.06.2017 Thessaloniki, GREECE // SECOND COALITION MEETING

Information and Documentation Center on Racism, Ecology, Peace and Non-Violence organized the 2nd meeting of the National Integration Evaluation Mechanism (ΝΙΕΜ) project on Tuesday, July 27, 2017, at the social center 'Oikopolis', Ptolemeon 29A, Thessaloniki.
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World Refugee Day in Ljubljana more>>>
The association “Gribu palīdzēt bēgļiem” (I Want to Help Refugees) and the think-tank “Providus” in cooperation with the UNHCR Northern Europe and the Media Centre of Stockholm School of Economics in Riga organises an event dedicated to the World Refugee Day. more>>>

Advocating for the migrant’s right to citizenship - During the period of May-June 2017, the Coalition for the Rights of Migrants and Refugees (CDMiR – Coalitia pentru Drepturile Migrantilor si Refugiatilor) continued the advocacy efforts to find solutions to the reported problems encountered by migrants in the process of obtaining Romanian citizenship more >>>


The Ismu Foundation organized a special event to celebrate World Refugee Day. On 20th June at Sala Europa, ISMU Foundation.  more>>>


On July 3, 2017, the first national coalition meeting of NIEM Netherlands was held in Maastricht. Stakeholders in attendance included housing corporations, VluchtelingenWerk, and the municipality of Maastricht. The format of the meeting was a discussion on the research report written by four honours students of Maastricht University, based on the NIEM indicators. more>>>
19.05.2017 TALLIN, LATVIA // “Vulnerable Persons among Asylum Seekers: How to Improve Latvia’s Reception Capabilities?”

Centre for Public Policy Providus in cooperation with Friedrich Ebert Stifting in Latvia would like to invite interested participants to a discussion titled: “Vulnerable Persons among Asylum Seekers: How to Improve Latvia’s Reception Capabilities?” The discussion will take place on 19th of May 2017  more >>>
5.05.2017 MILAN, ITALY // The first National Coalition Meeting in Italy.

The first National Coalition Meeting in Italy was organized in Milan by the Ismu Foundation. The participants were experts in different fields (legal science, ethno-psychiatry, social science, demography, etc.). The main objective of the meeting was to present NIEM. It was also an occasion for incentivizing networking through discussions on the key challenges faced by operators and beneficiaries during the integration processes. more>>>
6.04.2017 BUKAREST, ROMANIA // Cooalition meeting in Romania

On April 6th, the topic of citizenship was on the agenda. The Center for Public Innovation (CPI) and the Romanian National Council for Refugees, both members of the Coalition, proposed an analyses of the reported problems encountered by migrants in the process of obtaining Romanian citizenship more>>>
13.04.2017, ITALY // ISMU supports the Italian National Contact Point within the European Migration Network

Ismu Foundation is the service provider supporting the Italian Ministry of Interior being the National Contact Point (NCP) within the European Migration Network (EMN). more>>>
29.03.2017 ITALY // New Law Addressing Unaccompanied Minors in Italy

After a long negotiation period, a new law addressing unaccompanied minors (UAMs) went into effect in Italy on March 29th. The main goal of the new law is to increase UAMs’ protections and defend their rights. The first reform regards the reception system. more>>>
16.03.2017 BUKAREST, ROMANIA // Shaping the advocacy agenda of the Romanian Coalition for the Rights of Migrants and Refugees

On March 16th, the working meeting of the Coalition was dedicated to the topic of work permits for third country citizens that arrived in Romania for family reunion visits. more >>>
22.02.2017 VILNIUS, LITHUANIA // Second National Coalition Meeting in Lithuania

The second National Coalition Meeting was organised with the purpose of presenting NIEM and to discuss recent legislative and institutional developments in the area of asylum and refugee integration policies within Lithuania and to initiate a long-term advocacy strategy for better refugee integration policies in Lithuania under NIEM’s umbrella.   more>>>
17.02.2017 BUKAREST, ROMANIA // Second National Coalition Meeting in Romania

A second meeting was called for February 17. This type, the participants have actively working on drafting the protocol of the new coalition and on defining it’s short and medium term advocacy goals. The participants identified several topics that can be addressed by the Coalition on the short term   more>>>
25.01.2017 BUKAREST, ROMANIA // Joint efforts of Romanian civil society organizations defending the right of migrants

In the first two months of 2017, Romanian civil society organizations active in the sector of migrant integration have initiated the dialogue for a collective effort towards the common advocacy goals. The establishment of the Coalition for the Rights of Migrants and Refugees is the first important step. more >>>
9.03.2017 MALMÖ, SWEDEN // First National Coalition Meeting in Malmo

On March 9th 2017, Malmo Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare, Malmö University organized the NIEM First National Coalition Meeting as part of the Migration Seminar. The objective of the meeting was to present and promote the NIEM project to both researchers and practitioners. more>>>
14.02.2017 MALMÖ, SWEDEN // Kickoff of Malmö University’s post doc program in refugee research

Welcoming and presenting the post docs to fellow colleagues and migration researchers, the kickoff was also a celebration of the university’s commitment to refugee research. Post docs are part of the Refugee research initiative Malmö University initiates. more>>>
2.02.2017 SOFIA, BULGARIA // NIEM Second National Coalition Meeting in Bulgaria

On  February 2nd  2017, Multi Kulti Collective and the Bulgarian Council on Refugees and Migrants organized the NIEM Second National Coalition Meeting in the format of an intercultural evening:  “The integration of migrants and refugees – innovative practices”. more>>>
31.01.2017  POLAND // Changes in the Law on Granting Protection to Foreigners in Poland
The new Amendments to the Law on Protection proposed on the 31st of January will change dramatically the process of applying for asylum in Poland. more>>>
26.01.2017, SLOVENIA // ​Worrying Changes in the Act on Foreigners in Slovenia

On 26th of January 2017 the Slovenian National Assemly adopted the new Act on Foreigners. Especially problematic are the two articles - Article 10a (changed circumstances in the field of migration) and Article 10b (measures in case of changed circumstances in the field of migration) - which will give the National Assembly in the case of "changed circumstances" a power to close borders for refugees and prohibit them to apply for asylum. more>>>
25.01.2017 BUKAREST, ROMANIA // Understanding the NIEM indicators in the Romanian context

On January 25th, the Center for Public Innovation in Romania held the first national coalition preparatory meeting for  the NIEM project. The event was organized with support from the UNHCR Romania and was hosted at the UN House in Bucharest. more>>>
15.12.2015 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY // Coalition meeting in Budapest

On 15 December 2016, Menedék Association participated in the fifth information-sharing and coordination meeting organized by UNHCR's Regional Representation. The aim of the coordination meeting was to exchange information on refugee and migration developments in Hungary and Central Europe. more>>>
13.12.2016 SOFIA, BULGARIA // NIEM First National Coalition Meeting in Bulgaria

On 13 December 2016, Multi Kulti Collective and the Bulgarian Council on Refugees and Migrants organized the first NIEM meeting with participants from different stakeholders relevant to refugee integration in Bulgaria. more>>>
7.10.2016 WARSAW, POLAND // Local Responses to Refugee Crisis - Initial Reception and Integration. Dutch and Polish Experiences.

Investing in integration today, will contribute to making Europe a more prosperous, cohesive and inclusive society in the long term - that was the main concept of the conference Local Responses to the Refugee Crisis:  Initial Reception and Integration – Dutch and Polish Experiences. more>>>
21.11.2016 WARSAW, POLAND // Launch of the biggest research project in the EU dedicated to answering the question on how to better integrate refugees. 

The NIEM project initiated in 2016 aims to improve the quality and effectiveness of the integration process of refugees in fifteen European states. For the next six years, analysts will create a complex evaluation of the current refugee and asylum seeker integration policy.  more>>>